The Canadian Landscape Contest – The Winners!
Drum roll please….
And the first place winner of the Canadian Landscape Photo Contest is Stephen Desroches
Congratulations to Stephen!
Here are Roy’s comments:
I have to admit the judging process for this contest was more difficult than I had expected. There were many great, if not outstanding, images to select from. This image jumped off the blog right away. The composition is well thought out from the grasses and rocks to the lighthouse and beyond. Stephen has done a great job using lead-in lines that draw you into the photograph. The detail in the sky adds to this coastal image visually as well as enhancing the story of the lighthouse.
Stephen wins: Publication of the winning image in Outdoor Photography Canada magazine, a one year subscription to Outdoor Photography Canada magazine, a free pass to SNAP! Mastering Digital Nature Photography from Capture to Commerce with John Marriott, Samantha Chrysanthou, and me to be held on April 24 and 25, 2010 in Canmore, Alberta and An autographed copy of Daryl Benson’s Canada book – the best coffee table photo book on Canada ever produced (in my opinion).
Second Place goes Eva McDermott
This is a great split image of land and sea. Colour and clarity help to bring this scene into focus and help portray the mood. The softness of the water juxtaposed against the seemingly immovable rocks of the shore is terrific. Eva has composed this image well with the right amount of each land, sea and sky.
Eva wins: autographed copies of John Marriott’s best-selling books: The Canadian Rockies: Banff, Jasper and Beyond (regular edition) and Banff and Lake Louise: Images of Banff National Park. These books are outstanding and are my favorites among the plethora of books on the Canadian Rockies.
Third Place goes to Robert Servranckx
I love situations like this one. Changing landscapes due to weather offer amazing opportunities. Robert’s ability to control the foreground to background exposure is a key ingredient to the success of this image. The colours from the sweeping grass to the water and sky create a beautiful image worthy of printing. I wonder if he got his feet wet?